How much does a washer motor coupler cost?

How much does a washer motor coupler cost?

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What does a coupler do on a washing machine?

The washing machine motor coupler is a flexible coupling on the motor shaft connection to the direct-drive transmission. If the drive system seizes up, the coupling breaks to protect the drive motor from damage.

What would cause a Kenmore washing machine not to agitate?

If the washer won’t agitate the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and transmission. If the washer won’t agitate the drive belt might have worn out.

How do I know if my agitator coupler is bad?

If the washer fills to the selected level and you hear the motor running but the washer is not agitating, set the dial on the spin cycle. If the washer drains the water and you hear the motor running (making noise but not spinning), it is likely you have a broken motor coupler.

How much does it cost to replace a motor coupler?

Coupling. Washing machine coupling replacement is a common fix and usually only costs around $85 to $160. This type of repair is needed when you hear the motor running on the unit, but the washer isn’t spinning.

Why is my washing machine spinning but not agitating?

If your washer won’t agitate but spins, a broken agitator may be to blame. The agitator is the centerpiece in a top load washer that agitates and moves the clothes through the water during the wash cycle. The output shaft of the transmission is splined to the agitator to secure it in place.

Why won’t my Kenmore washer agitate?

Can a washer spin but not agitate?

How do I replace the drive motor on my Kenmore washer?

Using pliers, slide the clamp on the bottom hose off the port of the pump. Carefully remove this hose. Using a pail, drain the excess water from this hose. Remove the drive motor: Using a screwdriver, remove the screws (if used) which hold the top and bottom retainers to the front of the drive motor.

Why won’t my washing machine spin or agitate?

If your washing machine’s motor is running but the washer fails to spin or agitate, the problem is very likely with the motor coupler, which connects the motor and the gear case. Note: some washers, especially those made before 1985, are belt drive, in which case none of the following applies.

How do you remove the front of a Kenmore washer cabinet?

Using the back of your leg and/or body as a support for the front of the cabinet, carefully lift while pulling it away from the base of the washer. This releases the front slots of the cabinet from the tabs in the front of the base.

How do you Grease the coupler halves?

Also, you can’t just push on the coupler halves. use a nut driver handle inserted in the center of the coupler or such to knock it on with a hammer or such. To grease the brake place some grease on a finger and wipe it in the clutch (silver colored disc above the transmission) between the brake pads; just a tad will do.